Melvin O’Neal Gipson

Melvin O’Neal Gipson

January 04, 1937 - July 08, 2011

Melvin O’Neal Gipson

January 04, 1937 - July 08, 2011


Melvin O’Neal Gipson, January 4, 1937 July 8, 2011. Resident of Irvine, California. After battling the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for many years, Melvin passed away at his home in Irvine, California. Melvin was raised in Mexia, Texas. Upon graduation from high school, Melvin joined the USMC.

He was one of five children born to the late Andrew and Elvira Gipson and was the beloved husband of Vonnie M. Gipson for 50 years. Melvin and Vonnie had one daughter, Sonia Delana Gipson. Melvin will be forever remembered by his devoted siblings, Milton Gipson, Inez Smith and Chester Gipson, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Melvin loved to help his neighbors and friends; there was nothing that Melvin could not do or repair.

Melvin touched the lives of many people with his smile, generosity and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, at 11:40am at the Main Chapel on Camp Pendleton Marine Base.

There will be a Memorial Service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 506 E. Sumpter Street, Mexia, TX 76667. The funeral will be held immediately afterwards at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Ply, Dallas, TX 75211.

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9 responses to Melvin O’Neal Gipson

  1. Cousin Vonnie & Sonia,
    My heart is also broken, we have lost a wonderful angel. I loved him so much and know you both will always have beautiful memories of this awesome soul. So sorry to not be there for you both as I just received a call today. May God always be your strength and I hope to hear from you soon. Love you always.

  2. Dear Vonnie, Sonia & Family,
    I received the obituaries of My friend, Major Melvin O’Neal Gibson. I was very sorry to hear of his death. I wish you had notified me of his death and funeral, I certainly would have attended his funeral servce. I came by your place on Adams Blvd a few times, but no one was there.
    Please call me at home 323 292-0996, Cell 323 394-7177 or email your number.

    Love, Clarence

  3. To: Bonnie,Sonia, and family,
    You have my utmost sympathy and prayers. I thought on those morning when Melvin would invite me up with you all to have breakfast. He always cook those waffles for me. He knew I loved how he made them. You two would get such a laugh out of me eating his waffles. He will be missed and you,Sonia, and family are in my prayer. I always love to leave these words of comfort….Remember! God loved him more, but he yet lives; his spirit is alive in your hearts. Keep Jesus in your heart and live for Him, then you will see him again bye and bye. I love you all.
    Your long time friend and neighbor


  4. Ann Rector says:

    Vonnie, I will always remember meeting you and Melvin in Barstow, CA. He always made me laugh if I would see him in the commissary. He is the reason today my husband is in the Foreign Service. He gave him straight advice like a father wood. My heart goes out to you and Sonia. Always, Ann Rector

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